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Re: Wheels

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:00 pm
by Alfaaa1
Hi 4SFED4, Your GTV with the BBS looks really nice. :D

With these wheels on your car what is the distance between the tyre to the quarter panel. :?

Re: Wheels

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:07 pm
by 75evo
Did you convert your hubs PCD to 5x114.3? If you did, I'm interested.

Re: Wheels

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:25 am
by 4SFED4
Alfaaa1 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:00 pm
Hi 4SFED4, Your GTV with the BBS looks really nice. :D

With these wheels on your car what is the distance between the tyre to the quarter panel. :?
Can't give a pic right now... I can slide my fingers in between the tire and lip up to the hand. A 9" rim will fit no problem given proper offset. Without modification I do not see 265's fitting. 255's just might.

Re: Wheels

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:27 am
by 4SFED4
75evo wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:07 pm
Did you convert your hubs PCD to 5x114.3? If you did, I'm interested.
Yes, SO many more options with that PCD. Just re-drilled the Alfa hubs accordingly and never looked back!

Re: Wheels

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:28 pm
by Alfaaa1
Has any one fitted 235/50/R15 tyres to the rear of there Alfetta GTV.
I want to fit these tyres to my rear Rims but hard to find street legal tyres. :(
Standard GTV 195/60/15 tyre are 615 mm diameter and 235/50/R15 tyre are 616 mm diameter.

Re: Wheels

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:09 am
by 4SFED4
If you car is lowered, I am confident those will not fit, too tall.

Have you looked at a 245 40R15? Should be no problem even on a lowered car. I know they make that size.

PS: You can go with a narrower tire on a wide wheel and still get that tire and wheel look. I am not suggesting a drastic undersize but a 225 or a 245 on a 9" rim will look almost identical. The narrower tire will actually give a more vintage look since it will make the sidewall look a wee bit rounder.

Re: Wheels

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:40 am
by Alfaaa1
Hi 4SFED4.
My rear rims are 255 mm wide do you think that 225 tyres would be ok.
The tyres would be 30 mm thinner . :?:

Re: Wheels

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:39 am
by 4SFED4
Alfaaa1 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:40 am
Hi 4SFED4.
My rear rims are 255 mm wide do you think that 225 tyres would be ok.
The tyres would be 30 mm thinner . :?:
2 websites for you.

tyrestretch.com and rimtuck.com

You can see photos of people doing similar things.

Here is a link to https://tyrestretch.com/10.0-225-50-R15 ... 25-50-R15/ for a 225 15 on a 10" (255mm) rim. It is a bit of a stretch but if it fits under your wheel well would look pretty cool I think. I would NOT suggest this amount of stretch if you plan to use this car in motorsports events, you will NOT get by tech. Fine if you are just having fun on the street and want that wide tire look.

This link compares a 225 50 R15 to what I am running a 225 35 R17. https://tiresize.com/calculator/

I think you would be fine with a 225 50 R15 and on this link on a 240Z it looks stunning, hell I might change!

https://rimtuck.com/photo/view/1281767089.jpg

Re: Wheels

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:05 am
by Alfaaa1
I changed my Simmons 3 piece rim inners from 170mm to 140mm which made the total width of the rim from 255mm to 225mm.
Fitted new set of tyres and all fits great, I need to lower the rear of the car 50mm. :D

Re: Wheels

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:06 am
by Alfaaa1
More Photos

Re: Wheels

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:07 am
by Alfaaa1
Photo
Tyres are 225/50/R15

Re: Wheels

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:50 am
by 4SFED4
That will look great!